My parents planned on having five boys so they could field a basketball team, having three in a row while living in Taiwan was plenty. We were raised less as a basketball team and more as a construction crew.
I've not been able to escape that and now find myself building in both the most traditional and cutting edge methods. I am a fuel cell engineer, I've built a home in LA and in France from a crumbling old farm. We're compelled to share our spaces as they are there to be enjoyed and guests and friends have always made some of the most important contributions. We speak English, we cook, knit, read, apprentice gardener, and my mortise and tenon joints are not bad. The homes are tidy and pretty quiet, we've done a lot of messy work to make our home and now revel in our projects being finished.